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Aaron R.

Aaron R.

Joined on 12/02/09

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Working excellent so far

Team Group L5 3D 2.5" 480GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) T253TD480G3C101
Team Group L5 3D 2.5" 480GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) T253TD480G3C101

Pros: So i was looking for an SSD for my laptop and found this one in an email from newegg on sale. After reading lots of the reviews i was a little hesitant in ordering but figured worst case i can return it and will be out shipping. When i initially received it i ran into some issues getting the disk to show up and initiaize. I was using a rosewill SATA usb bridge i had previously purchased on newegg to try hook up the disk to my laptop. The first time i hooked it up i went into windows disk management and tried to initialize it as a GPT disk and it failed to initialize. Then the disk would not show up in my system at all. I booted into Ubuntu and had the same issue with Gparted. So i redid all the connections and reset the system only to run into the same issue. I gave up on it and was planning on hooking it directly to the motherboard in another system the next day. The following day i decided to give it one more shot and everything worked fine. I docked an egg for the issues i had with the disk not working perfectly the first time i tried to set it up. I had a 1TB drive in my system but was only using around 200GB of it and because this SSD was smaller than the disk i currently had in the system I used AOMEI to clone as they have an option to clone to a smaller disk. It cloned without any problems and everything has worked perfect so far aside from getting the system to recognize the disk and initialize as a GPT disk. I felt like several of the negative reviews were probably made by people who possibly had other issues or similar issues to mine but do not really know what they are doing in the first place. These will probably be my go to SSD in the future and I will definitely be buying more team group products in the future.

Cons: Disk initially would not initialize to GPT, then it took several attempts to get system to recognize disk. Not only did windows disk management not recognize or format the disk gparted in Ubuntu would not recognize or format the disk either. I was going to try directly connecting it to the motherboard in another system but eventually everything worked fine. Not sure if the issue was my system or the Rosewill adapter cable i was using or the disk itself so i only docked an egg.

Overall Review: I will update this review if the disk fails or has any issues, if this review is still here the disk is still working perfect.